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Current Events:

Annual General Meeting

On Monday April 23rd, 2018, the YW will host its 112th Annual General Meeting. For more information please email:general@ywcakw.on.ca

Beyond the Bubble Bath - The Real Work of Self Care - click here

Feeling tired, anxious and stressed? It may be because you’re a woman, and according to data released by the World Economic Forum, that means you do a lot more unpaid work than a man does. Four hours and 47 minutes a day of unpaid work, compared to a man’s one hour and 30 minutes, in fact! And all that time spent caring for others means a lot less time to care for you!


Self-care is care you provide to yourself. It’s identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them. It’s treating yourself as kindly as you treat others. It’s taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture you.


Candles and bubble baths can be helpful, but they don’t really reach deeply into the heart, mind and attitude of self-care. Please join Registered Expressive Arts Psychotherapist Cathy Middleton on Tuesday May 29th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, as she guides participants through a fun and interactive personal self-care journey. Together you’ll explore, laugh, discover and re-discover your unique paths all in the curious spirit of gentle self-care.


You will connect to your creativity while celebrating and appreciating your self, warts and all. Registration is $30 for a single ticket, or bring a friend along for $50!


Click here to purchase your ticket today!

Past Events:

Hockey Helps the Homeless


Friday October 26th, 2018


RIM Park, Waterloo


For the past four years, Hockey Helps the Homeless (https://www.hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com/kw) a charitable organization established to raise awareness and funds to help those experiencing homelessness in Canada, has given more than half a million to the YW and four other local charities (House of Friendship, Lutherwood, oneRoof, and the Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group) to fund emergency shelter and programs helping to end homelessness in our community.  


Hockey Helps the Homeless hosts annual fantasy hockey tournaments. At each pro-am tournament, participants are treated like pros for a day, enjoying the privilege of playing alongside former NHL greats. This year’s Kitchener-Waterloo tournament will be held on Friday October 26th 2018 at RIM Park.


Passion for Fashion 2018




PASSION FOR FASHION: Women helping Women!


Purchase tickets online at  CanadaHelps 


For more information call: 


Lyfestyle Financial Inc. at 519.744.5433 or La Crème at 519.664.3275


THANK YOU to a handful of very generous LCBO locations in Kitchener-Waterloo who have charity boxes at their checkout counters. These donations directly support women & children in K-W region. Thanks also to all of the kind patrons who have spared their loose change and bills - your support is appreciated! For the month of January, if you visit the following locations, you can help YW Kitchener Waterloo. 

 LCBO -617 Victoria Street North

 LCBO -607 King Street West

 LCBO-115 King Street South

 LCBO-324 Highland Road West

 LCBO-721 Ottawa Street South


CHILL: A PLUGIN Happening! 

Come join us at the coolest party in town on Thursday, February 8th. Toss on your toque, zip that parka and gear-up for some live ice sculpting, try your hand at icey tic-tac-toe, or visit at our ice bar over a shot of nature's chilled vodka. Head on down to Kitchener City Hall for some live entertainment, a libation and a super cool time with friends. Bundle up, this is a 19+ event.
WHEN:Thursday, February 8, 6pm-9pm
WHERE:City Hall Kitchener, 200 King St. West, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7


Soroptimist Interntational Info Meeting 

Are you looking for opporunities for personal growth,leadership, networking, fun and lasting friendships? 

Attend an information meeting! 

Click here for more information.

When: Wednesday April 18th or Thursday May 10th 

Where: Zehrs Laurentian-Community Room 

750 Ottawa Street South,Kitchener